Lessons 221–231

Piano Unit 12

Lesson 221 Arabesque

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play the A section of "Arabesque" by Friedrich Burgmüller
  • New terms: arabesque, scherzando, leggiero, sforzando
  • Review first and second endings

Lesson 222 Arabesque: Left Hand

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play the A section of "Arabesque" hands together
  • Review chord analysis
  • Tips for balancing melody and chords

Lesson 223 Arabesque: B Section

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play the B section of "Arabesque"
  • New terms: countermelody, a tempo

Lesson 224 Two-octave Minor Scales and Arpeggios in A, D & G

What You’ll Learn

  • Correct technique and fingerings for playing two-octave scales and arpeggios in A, D, and G minor
  • Review Ladder of Fourths

Lesson 225 Arabesque: Coda

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play the coda of "Arabesque"
  • Practice tips on playing fast notes clean and even
  • Tips on using dynamics to create an exciting performance

Lesson 226 Diatonic Chords in Minor Keys

What You’ll Learn

  • How to identify, play, and improvise with diatonic chords in A natural and harmonic minor
  • New term: augmented

Lesson 227 Greensleeves

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play the English folk melody "Greensleeves"
  • Review pickup beat and counting rhythms in 6/8 meter

Lesson 228 Greensleeves: Accompaniment

What You’ll Learn

  • How to improvise an accompaniment for "Greensleeves" using chord symbols

Lesson 229 C Minor Scales & Arpeggio

What You’ll Learn

  • Correct technique and fingerings for playing two-octave scales and arpeggios in A, D, and G minor
  • Review Ladder of Fourths

Lesson 230 Diatonic Chords & Inversions in C Minor

What You’ll Learn

  • How to identify, play, and improvise with diatonic chords in C natural and harmonic minor
  • Review chord inversions

Lesson 231 Ballade

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play the A section of "Ballade" by Burgmüller
  • New terms: con brio, misterioso